Continuing education and training (CVET)

DEFINITION: Education or training after initial education and training – or after entry into working life aimed at helping individuals to:
- improve or update their knowledge and/or skills;
- acquire new skills for a career move or retraining;
- continue their personal or professional development.

COMMENT: continuing education and training is part of lifelong learning and may encompass any kind of education (general, specialised or vocational, formal or non-formal, etc.). It is crucial for the employability of individuals.
SOURCE: Cedefop, 2004.
SOURCE: Terminology of European education and training policy- a selection of 100 key terms CEDEFOP, Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2008.

HYPERLINK: http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/EN/publications/13125.aspx

 

RELATED TERMS: adult education, initial education and training, lifelong learning

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